We're still here for pets and people – but we’ve adapted our services in response to coronavirus

At this difficult time, our teams are pulling together to ensure that all of our pets keep on getting the care and love they need. As part of these efforts we have made adjustments to ensure we always have staff on hand, and a significant number of animals have been put in foster homes. This means the pets get some extra care and comfort, and pressure is reduced on our already overstretched staff. We are keeping a close eye on developments and taking extra precautions to keep our pets, volunteers, employees and the public safe.

All of our shops are open and we are operaring as required in the current climate. .

Our centres remain closed to general visitors (apart from the shop at the Godmanchester Centre), but we have been able to start safely rehoming some of our pets by inviting people to our sites on an appointment basis, or by taking pets directly to their loving new homes. All staff abide by social distancing rules throughout the rehoming process and in their other day-to-day work.

Looking for a pet? We can still help!

You can still register your interest in adopting a pet from us by completing our online form here. We have also begun reopening our charity shops – click here for opening dates.

Looking for advice? We’re here for you!

If you need any advice about caring for your pet, adopting a pet, or letting us know about a homeless animal, please contact our Pet Support Team and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.

Our top priorities

  • The care of pets on our sites and in foster homes.

  • The safety of people.

  • Pet advice – remember, we’re still here to help. If you have a question, visit the pet advice section of our website or contact us directly.

    • Plus, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date on our latest advice articles and videos produced by our experts.

  • Critical operations – non essential surgeries are being postponed to minimise staff contact and the need for post-operative care of our pets.

  • Intake –  If you need to relinquish a pet, please do get in touch. Even if we can’t accommodate a pet straight away, we can still provide support and advice.

How you can help

Your support now, more than ever, is crucial in helping us continue our vital work. Please give a gift today to ensure homeless pets keep on getting the love and care they need.

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Make a donation today

Unfortunately, all of our retail stores have had to close and we are no longer able to actively fundraise in public as we normally would, during this difficult time. 

Anything you can give will help us continue supporting more pets and people in need.


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